Dear Families of Dater School,

    This handbook has been prepared to help answer questions you may have regarding school policies, procedures, and programs. We ask your cooperation in helping your child understand the policies in this handbook. These policies and procedures are in place to ensure that all students and staff are safe, supported and able to learn at their optimal levels.

    Parental support is necessary and will help children understand the importance of rules. Your support will also help the rules and policies become more effective. The progress and achievement of your children will be enhanced with a good working relationship between home and school. This kind of relationship can exist only when the school and the home both have an understanding of the rules and are supportive of each other. Therefore, we feel it is necessary for parents to be knowledgeable of the school’s policies, procedures and programs.

    Communication is key to success as well. We urge you to attend scheduled parent-teacher conferences, attend school functions, and to call or e-mail the teachers or myself whenever you have a question or concern.

    I trust you will work with me at this important task of educating our students and enriching their lives. I look forward to our journey together.


    Dr. Molly Dinning
    Principal, Dater School